Bug 17759 - Plasma 5 / Wayland won't start from sddm on Mageia v6
Summary: Plasma 5 / Wayland won't start from sddm on Mageia v6
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Priority: Normal major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nicolas Lécureuil
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Blocks: 17523
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Reported: 2016-02-13 21:39 CET by Shlomi Fish
Modified: 2016-07-17 00:39 CEST (History)
3 users (show)

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Source RPM: task-plasma5-5.3.95-2.mga6.src.rpm
Status comment:


Description Shlomi Fish 2016-02-13 21:39:31 CET
Description of problem:

Plasma 5 / Wayland won't start from sddm on Mageia v6 . I start sddm using "service sddm start" as root on tty2, and log in as shlomif (= my default user)+password.

My system is:

My primary machine is a desktop machine with a:

    An Intel Core i3 CPU (x86-64).
    8 GB of RAM.
    Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    A 2 TB hard-disk.
    A 21â³ Wide LCD Screen by LG.
    Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller.
    Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection

Please let me know how I can help fix this problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run sddm.
2. Select "Plasma ( Wayland )" from the desktops' drop-down list.
3. Log in as a user.


Steps to Reproduce:
Marja Van Waes 2016-02-13 21:46:01 CET

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => mageia

Comment 1 Shlomi Fish 2016-02-14 11:06:37 CET
I should note that after I installed task-gnome on Cauldron, then I was able to start GNOME 3 / Wayland fine from the sddm option, although I later had to play some whack-a-mole with a dialogue prompting me to enter the password for the 'Default' keyring for apps that wanted them.
Comment 2 Nicolas Lécureuil 2016-02-14 11:11:03 CET
you have configured your mageia to use Wayland instead of Xorg ?
Comment 3 Shlomi Fish 2016-02-14 11:28:01 CET
Hi Nicolas!

(In reply to Nicolas Lécureuil from comment #2)
> you have configured your mageia to use Wayland instead of Xorg ?

I don't recall doing that. How do I do that?
Rémi Verschelde 2016-02-16 10:30:20 CET

Blocks: (none) => 17523

Comment 4 Jüri Ivask 2016-02-16 10:46:11 CET
By default the possibility to start a Plasma Wayland session is included in SDDM. Not sure, if Mageia Cauldron is ready for that.
I can start a Plasma Wayland session in KaOS, but it seems that it is more a technical preview now and not ready for everyday use.
So maybe it is better just to disable that option in sddm for now?

CC: (none) => jyri2000

Comment 5 Davide Nifosi 2016-03-11 07:14:35 CET
Using Plasma 5.5.95 right now and Plasma Wayland still doesn't work; I've been experimenting a bit and documenting my failed attempts on a Forum thread


Like Jüri said, if you don't think Plasma Wayland will be part of Mageia 6 (it should start, but it's still behind in functionality and stability compared to Gnome) it'd be better to disable the desktop session for this release (/usr/share/wayland-sessions/plasmawayland.desktop - plasma-workspace package)

CC: (none) => ita84

Comment 6 Nicolas Lécureuil 2016-04-14 11:02:39 CEST
yes i  will split it from default plasma.
Comment 7 Nicolas Lécureuil 2016-07-17 00:39:00 CEST
split done.

Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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